Reclamation released final environmental documents for five-year Warren Act groundwater conveyance contracts in the Tehama-Colusa Canal

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

For Release: March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for proposed five-year Warren Act contracts with water service contractors within the Sacramento Canals Unit of the Central Valley Project.

The contracts will convey up to 86,200 acre-feet of groundwater per contract year in the Tehama-Colusa Canal to downstream users. The proposal will allow Reclamation to establish new contracts along the canal from March 2018 through February 2023.

The Draft EA was provided for public review from Feb. 16 through Feb. 26, 2018. The documents are available at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=32063.

For additional information, or to request copies of the documents, please contact Megan Simon, Reclamation Natural Resources Specialist, at 530-276-2045 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email msimon@usbr.gov. The documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019.

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